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June 15, 2003

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Father won't be charged in van death of infant

A high school teacher who accidentally left his 7-month-old son in a hot van for eight hours will not face charges in the boy's death, a prosecutor says.

A child neglect charge was not appropriate because Centennial High School teacher David Fish did not intentionally neglect or abuse his son, Hayden, Clark County Dist. Atty. David Roger said.

Fish placed Hayden in the back seat of the family van to take him to day care on June 5. Then, running behind schedule and exhausted, Fish stopped for coffee, drove to work and forgot Hayden was in the car, authorities said.

Fish discovered Hayden later in the day when he went to pick up another son at day care. Hayden's temperature was 110 degrees, paramedics said. He died the next day at a hospital.

montana

Shooter kills one, injures six at bar

A ranch hand shot seven people, killing one, outside a bar early Saturday, then wounded a sheriff's deputy more than 200 miles away before being captured, police said.

The suspect, who authorities say was shot at least once in the abdomen, was arrested after a chase near the Montana-Idaho border that ended when two officers crashed their patrol car into his vehicle.

It was not immediately clear when the suspect was shot. He was being treated at a Missoula hospital.

Madison County Atty. Robert Zenker identified the suspect as George H. Davis, 45. Zenker said Davis worked at an area ranch and had moved to Ennis a week ago.

Zenker said the shooting happened shortly after Davis was asked to leave the Silver Dollar Saloon.

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